New Living Translation
Evil people don't understand justice, but those who follow the LORD understand completely.
King James Bible
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.
Darby Bible Translation
Evil men understand not judgment; but they that seek Jehovah understand everything.
World English Bible
Evil men don't understand justice; but those who seek Yahweh understand it fully.
Young's Literal Translation
Evil men understand not judgment, And those seeking Jehovah understand all.
Proverbs 28:5 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
28:5 Judgment - What is just and right. All things - Which are necessary to be known by them.
Library"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
A Faithful Witness
Epistle xxv. To Gregoria.
Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own.
1 Corinthians 2:15
Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others.
1 John 2:20
But you are not like that, for the Holy One has given you his Spirit, and all of you know the truth.
1 John 2:27
But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don't need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true--it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.
Only a simpleton would not know, and only a fool would not understand this:
I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments.
Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go.
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